Dwarf Gourami fish are social creatures that thrive in small groups. Dwarf Gouramis are not like other dwarf fish as they will not eat plants, and the beautiful colors make them attractive for any aquarist. As its name suggests, Dwarf Gouramis grow no larger than two inches long which makes them perfect for even small aquariums.
Dwarf Gourami Appearance
Dwarf Gouramis come in several color variants including:
Powder blues are predominantly blue with only a little red showing on the body, and neons display bright-blue patterns that surpass those of other varieties. Rainbows have exceptionally brilliant orange bodies with deep-red stripes as well as electric green metallic sheen; they're almost solid throughout their entire bodied while reds are primarily just all over one color. Males and females of the same species can be distinguished by their dorsal fins. Males have pointy ones, and the females' are rounded. Both sexes feature turquoise stripes which extend into their fins for enhanced visibility during mating periods or breeding seasons.
Dwarf Gourami Characteristics
Dwarf Gouramis are labyrinth fish, so they need access to surface air to breathe. A tank that is planted with vegetation and has other features such as floating plants is ideal.
Potential Tankmates for the Dwarf Gourami
Dwarf Gourami tankmates should have similar water conditions, temperaments, and size. Dwarf Gouramis will be more comfortable with other species of fish if they are smaller than the Dwarf Gourami. They can also live in groups as long as they are of similar size. Dwarf Gouramis can also be kept with frogs, snails, and shrimp. Dwarf gouramis are usually peaceful and can be kept with other species that are not too large or aggressive. Peaceful small schooling fish, as well as most bottom-dwelling fishes, make for suitable tankmates. Some potential tankmates include:
The Dwarf Gourami is a fish that enjoys both algae-based foods and meaty ones. We have been feeding Micro wafers from Hikari and frozen bloodworms and/or tubifex worms are the best foods for this fish. Dwarf Gouramis are omnivores and will eat either meaty food or algae-based food. Dwarf gouramis enjoy a varied diet to keep them healthy, so it is crucial to keep that in mind when choosing foods.
A few tips on Keeping Dwarf Gouramis
Dwarf Gouramis are great fish to keep in an aquarium. Dwarf Gouramis are not like other dwarf fish as they will not eat plants, and the beautiful colors make them attractive for any aquarist. Dwarf Gouramis are great for beginners because they are very hardy, they can eat a variety of foods, and their beautiful colors make them attractive. Dwarf Gouramis have been known to live in the wild for up to five years which is an extremely long time for fish.
Are dwarf Gouramis aggressive?
The Dwarf Gouramis are typically peaceful fish. It may become semi-aggressive during breeding or while protecting young.
How many Dwarf Gouramis should be kept together?
Most Dwarf Gouramis prefer to be in a pair, but it only depends on the tank size. A good rule of thumb is one Dwarf Gourami per five gallons of water.
Any specific ph requirements?
Dwarf Gouramis prefer more basic water with a pH around 6.0-7.5.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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